Mission Shakti: PM Modi had the courage, UPA didn’t give nod Says DRDO ex-chief on Anti Satellite Missile

Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair also said that India had the anti-satellite missile capability more than a decade ago but there was no political will at the time to demonstrate it.


Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the success of Mission Shakti, former DRDO chief VK Saraswat on Wednesday said had the erstwhile UPA government given clearances, India would have had anti-satellite missile capability way back in 2014-15.

Saraswat was seconded by former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, who also said that India had the anti-satellite missile capability more than a decade ago but there was no political will at the time to demonstrate it.

“We made presentations to the then National Security Adviser and National Security Council when such discussions were held. They were heard by all concerned, unfortunately, we didn’t get a positive response (from UPA), so we didn’t go ahead,” ANI quoted Saraswat as saying. During that time, Shiv Shankar Menon was the NSA.

The former DRDO chief said PM Modi had the courage and gave nod to the proposal after he resumed office following the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

“When the proposal was put up by Dr Satheesh Reddy and NSA Ajit Doval to PM Modi, he had the courage and based on that he gave a go ahead. If the clearances were given in 2012-13, I am quite certain that the launch would have happened in 2014-15,” he said.

Echoing Saraswat’s words, Nair also said PM Modi had the political will and courage to go forward with the mission. He said when China shot down an aging weather satellite by launching a missile in 2007, India had the technology to undertake a similar mission.

“…now (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji has taken the initiative and he had the political will and courage to say that we will do this. We have now demonstrated this to the whole world,” Nair told PTI.

Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also harped on the UPA government’s “reluctance” to give nod to the mission to attack the Congress.

Jaitley said when India had test-fired the Agni-V missile in April 2012, then DRDO chief VK Saraswat had said India could now develop an anti-satellite missile but the government had not given its nod.

“Indian scientists had the capability to build an anti-satellite missile a decade ago, then the government never gave permission,” he said.

Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor Wedding on April 19?

Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoorto marry on April 19? Wedding bells for Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor on April 19?

It seems like the rumoured Bollywood couple are finally set to take their relationship to the next level and make it public. As per the latest reports, Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are all set to make it official and tie the knot on April 19. Earlier it was reported that the couple will marry each other in April this year.


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The couple has been always tight-lipped about their rumoured relationship, but the two hanging out with each other on multiple occasions and sharing a close PDA was enough proof that two are in love. Their dinner dates and family get-together along with their social media posts had left us all crushing on their romance.

Reports also suggest that Malaika will walk down the aisle as the two will tie the knot in a Christian wedding ceremony. The guest list will include the bride and groom's close friends and families. Bollywood stars including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh among others are expected in the invite list.

Reportedly, the duo has given strict instructions to their staff to keep themselves totally dedicated to them and the wedding. The team has also been instructed to be tight-lipped about all the arrangements of the wedding. This will be the first Bollywood wedding to grace the year 2019 with many more to come.

Watch: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas dance to Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan hits in hilarious parody videos.

Ever wondered what Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas dancing to old Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan hits would look like? Well, look no further.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been putting out new videos from their Miami vacation/work trip, and their fans have been waiting patiently, ready to parody them. New videos of Priyanka and her husband, made to appear as if they’re grooving to ‘90s hits, have been shared online by fans.

The video is a parody of the original post, shared by Nick, in which him and his brothers - along with Priyanka and Sophie Turner - are singing the Jonas Brothers’ reunion song, Sucker. The parody replaces Sucker with Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din, the popular song from Priyanka and Salman Khan’s 2004 film, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.





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“I’m crying what have I done,” wrote a fan account @StacySuperDuper, who followed the post up a few hours later with another, this time set to the tunes of Chaand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo from the 1999 film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. “The sequel????” Stacy tweeted alongside the video, which shows the Jonas Brothers dancing on the deck of a yacht, smoking cigars. The original tweet has close to 4000 ‘likes’ and the second one has more than 300 ‘likes’.

I’m crying what have I done 😂😂😂





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There is fan account on Twitter dedicated exclusively to parody videos of the Jonas Brothers dancing to old hits. The account takes the same video and sets it to music by Miley Cyrus, the Chainsmokers and others.




Priyanka and Nick shared their own Bollywood music video on Tuesday, in which they can be seen dancing to Tareefan, from Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s recent film, Veere Di Wedding. “Ya Bebo,” Priyanka says in the video, which she captioned, “When Bollywood music kicks in.” Both Sonam and her sister, producer Rhea Kapoor, have reacted to the video.

Speaking of videos, Nick and the band are in Miami to shoot a new Jonas Brothers music video. The brothers had said in a recent Huffington Post interview that they intend on creating more music as part of their reunion, and will also go on a world tour. Pictures from the sets of the shoot have also been shared online.

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